One Time Pottery Wheel Lessons

Adult One Time Pottery Wheel Lesson

Description: These one time lessons allow participants to experience throwing on the pottery wheel. No experience is necessary. Students will get the opportunity to throw twice and keep two (2) pieces to be fired.

For Whom: This lesson is designed for Adults and Young Adults ages 16 and up.

When: Usually offered twice a month on two different days of the week. Check our calendar to see when the next lesson is offered and to reserve your space. Lesson is 1 – 1.5 hours depending on number of participants.

Cost: $40/person, a non-refundable deposit of $10 is required to hold your place in the lesson.

What You Need to Know: 

  • 2 pieces are included in the lesson. 
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel to cover your lap during the lesson. The clay will wash out of most fabrics. We do not provide aprons or towels to cover clothing, but a towel can be added to your order.
  • It can take 2 – 3 weeks for your pieces to be fired. We will call you when your pieces are ready to be painted. We will store your pieces for 60 days from the date of notification. If you cannot paint them in 60 days, you can take them home and bring them in anytime in the future to be painted.

Cancellations: Please see cancellation instruction and terms below.

Family One Time Pottery Wheel Lesson

Description: These one time lessons are designed for participants of all ages to experience throwing on the pottery wheel. No experience is necessary. Students will get the opportunity to throw twice and keep two (2) pieces to be fired.

For: This lesson is designed for participants ages 7 – 100.

When: Usually offered twice a month on two different days of the week. Check our calendar to see when the next lesson is offered and to reserve your space. The lesson is 1 – 1.5 hours depending on the number of participants.

Cost: $40/person, a non-refundable deposit of $10 is required to hold your place in the lesson.

What You Need to Know: 

  • 2 pieces are included in the lesson. 
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel to cover your lap during the lesson. The clay will wash out of most fabrics. We do not provide towels to cover clothing, but they can be rented with your order.
  • It can take 2 – 3 weeks for your pieces to be fired. We will call you when your pieces are ready to be painted. We will store your pieces for 60 days from the date of notification. If you cannot paint them in 60 days, you can take them home and bring them in anytime in the future to be painted.

Cancellations: Please see cancellation instruction and terms below.

Private Lessons

Description: These one time lessons are run just like the One Time Lessons listed above, but can be scheduled for your private group with two to six participants.

For: This lesson is designed for participants ages 6 – 100.

When: By appointment with a minimum of 2 weeks notice. Available time slots can be viewed here: Private Lessons

We can sometimes tweak these lesson times by an hour in either direction depending on what else is on the calendar for the particular day. If you need to inquire about a change, please contact us at 203-387-2521.

Cost: $120/1 person, $60/person for 2, $50/person for 3, $45/person for 4-6. 

How to book: A deposit of $120 is required to book a private lesson. You can reserve your lesson spot here: Private Lesson 

What You Need to Know: 

  • 2 pieces are included for lessons of 3 or more people, 3 pieces are included for lessons with 1-2 people.
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel to cover your lap during the lesson. The clay will wash out of most fabrics. We do not provide towels to cover clothing, but they can be rented with your order.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for your pieces to be fired. We will call you when your pieces are ready to be painted. We will store your pieces for 60 days from the date of notification. If you cannot paint them in 60 days, you can take them home and bring them in anytime in the future to be painted.

Cancellation Policies:

Family and Adult One Time Lesson Cancellation Terms:  If you cannot make it to your scheduled lesson and let us know 2 days prior to class, we will issue a booking credit for a future lesson or event. With less than 2 days notice, your deposit is forfeit unless someone fills the empty space in the lesson, at which time we will issue a future booking credit.

Private One Time Lesson Cancellation Terms: A $20 processing fee will be assessed for any private lesson that is canceled with a minimum of one weeks notice prior to the scheduled lesson. If the lesson is canceled between 6 and 48 hours beforehand, there will be a $40 cancellation fee. Cancellations that occur with less than 48 hours will incur a $60 cancellation fee. With proof of a medical emergency, we will waive the cancellation fees but still charge the $20 processing fee. All remaining funds will be returned to the original booking party.

Instructions to Cancel: Please text “Cancel” to 203-231-5836 or email with the subject line “Cancel” to theclaydatect@gmail.com and then leave the name of the booking party with the date and time of the scheduled lesson you were going to attend. Please do NOT leave a cancellation on our voicemail.